Tucked into the Santa Clarita Valley is the bustling dog-friendly community of Newhall, California. Newhall is the southernmost and oldest community in Santa Clarita, and pet parents are raving about how pawesome it is to live here! Newhall's majestic landscapes are a playground for dogs. The community's scenery is so picturesque that many films like The Magnificent Seven and The World's Greatest Athlete were filmed here. "Paw-llywood" isn't the only thing that is catching Newhall's eye. A few Major League Baseball players live here alongside the many doggos that call Newhall their home!
Pet parents love that there are 5 veterinarians — with many more in the surrounding city — in Newhall. Also, there are 34 public parks in the greater Santa Clarita area, with 20 pet shops within the community, too. The community sits right underneath Santa Clara River, east of Six Flags Magic Mountain. For a fun day outing, hop in the car with Fido and head to the Central Bark Dog Park, where he can run around with his leash off. Below Newhall sits the Santa Clarita Woodlands Park, a mountainous park with plenty of hiking trails. In total, there are 15 designated trails that you and your dog can explore. This keeps Fido's tail wagging and you smiling as you enjoy that southern California sun!
Does your dog dream of herding the chickens in your backyard? If your dog is a natural herd dog, then Happy Valley might be the neighborhood for him! The Egg Plantation, a restaurant that serves over 101 omelets with a full-service bar, welcomes the pups for breakfast. The patio area is where the party's at, with live music and a Bloody Mary station that helps when you had a "ruff" night. After a good brunch with your dog, it'll be much easier to nurse that hangover.
Does your dog consider himself a mountaineer, capable of conquering the highest slopes? Then, of course, The Summit neighborhood is the place of your alpine pooch! Within The Summit, you'll find a dog-friendly restaurant called the Newhall Refinery. The Refinery is an elegant place that serves fine food and craft beer. For dinner, you can try the Ora King Salmon or the Hanger Steak — both delicious choices! If you want something a little heartier, you can try the Drunk Mac, which is made with Cavatappi pasta and Jameson whiskey. There's also an extensive menu of wine, beer, and cocktails, like the Cabin Fever or a glass of the Napa Valley Cakebread.
Does your dog love to be by your side as you grill some delicious "Bark-B-Q?" Then he'll love living in the muttropolis of Downtown Newhall. The downtown area is home to the Southern Smoke BBQ & Brewhouse. The BBQ joint serves both breakfast and dinner with specialty breakfast items like hashbrown casserole and California eggs Benedict. For dinner, you and your pup can try The Conundrum — brisket, hot links, wasabi coleslaw, and pickles. If you want a more classic take on barbecue, try the Jack Daniel's glazed spare ribs.
Is your dog king of the dog park? If your little four-legged child loves to chase other dogs with his leash off, then the Valencia Meadows neighborhood is the spot for you two! Valencia hosts the Central Bark Dog Park. The park is open from dusk to dawn and has two separate fenced-in areas for both little and large dogs to play. The park is tucked between a hilly area and is a great place to hang out and enjoy the view while your pup enjoys the playtime. After the chase is over, you can head to Toppers Pizza, which welcomes dogs and serves up specialty slices like Carnitas Chipotle and The Meatinator.
Does your dog love to explore the forests and see the wildlife? Then he'll love living in the Oldtown Newhall neighborhood. Oldtown sits right on top of the Santa Clarita Woodlands Park. This 4,000-acre nature park faces the Santa Susana Mountains and has plenty of flora and fauna for your dog to sniff out. There are also hiking trails you and your pup can conquer, like the 3.8-mile East Canyon Trail. After a hike through the woods, you can head back into town to visit the dog-friendly Vincenzo's Pizza. Vincenzo's has all the classic slices like margherita and pesto. Fido will be begging you for a piece of crust!